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The Culture of Food in England, 1200-1500 / C. M. Woolgar.

Author/Creator:
Woolgar, C. M. author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (360 p.)
Subjects:
Cooking -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Cooking, British -- History -- To 1500.
Food habits -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Food habits -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Food -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Food -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
In this revelatory work of social history, C. M. Woolgar shows that food in late-medieval England was far more complex, varied, and more culturally significant than we imagine today. Drawing on a vast range of sources, he charts how emerging technologies as well as an influx of new flavors and trends from abroad had an impact on eating habits across the social spectrum. From the pauper's bowl to elite tables, from early fad diets to the perceived moral superiority of certain foods, and from regional folk remedies to luxuries such as lampreys, Woolgar illuminates desire, necessity, daily rituals, and pleasure across four centuries.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Weights, Measures and Currency
Preface
1. Food Cultures
2. Cooking in the Countryside
3. The Culture of Drink and Drinking
4. Bread, Meat and Dairy Foods
5. Sauces and Spices, Sugars and Preserves
6. Gardens, Wild Foods, Fish and Hunting
7. Civic Food Culture and the Guilds
8. Foodways and Monastic Institutions
9. The Elite Table
10. Cooks and Kitchens, Dietetics and Foods
11. Hunger and Famine
12. Food and Popular Mentalities
Glossary
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780300182361
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300182361 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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